Waterford, town (1990 pop. 17,930), New London co., SE Conn., on Long Island Sound settled c.1653, inc. as a separate town from New London , 1801. Mainly residential, it has a recording and film studio, a major retail center, and light industry commercial and sport fishing are also of economic importance. The Millstone Point Nuclear Power Station, completed in 1969, serves Waterford's electric needs as well as a larger New England area. An annual conference for playwrights and a summer music festival are held in the town.

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